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Apr 05

The Curators and the Curated -

Sketchnotes by Craighton Berman from SXSW. 

Apr 03

Introducing The Curator’s Code: A Standard for Honoring Attribution of Discovery Across the Web -

In an age of information overload, information discovery — the service of bringing to the public’s attention that which is interesting, meaningful, important, and otherwise worthy of our time and thought — is a form of creative and intellectual labor, and one of increasing importance and urgency. A form of authorship, if you will.

One of the most magical things about the Internet is that it’s a whimsical rabbit hole of discovery — we start somewhere familiar and click our way to a wonderland of curiosity and fascination we never knew existed. What makes this contagion of semi-serendipity possible is an intricate ecosystem of “link love” — a via-chain of attribution that allows us to discover new wonderlands through those we already know and trust.

~Brain Pickings

Apr 01


Mar 20

Dan Brown on self-awareness for designers

“Designers should have self-awareness. They should intimately understand not only their strengths and weaknesses, but other aspects of their personalities and preferences that impact their projects.” Ask yourself:


Jan 27

Ideas for remote collaborative design studios -

What to prepare, and how to connect collocated team members. 

via @boltpeters

Jan 15


Dec 19


Dec 04

“I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.” —

- pablo picasso

Sep 16

What should future artists and designers know? -

David Kelley encourages designers to apply their skills inside organizations and to think about other disciplines and POVs in an organization as constraints - just part of the design challenge to be tackled.

Interesting thoughts, too, on trends in social impact and how that’s made things easier for design in some ways.

Only 3 minutes!

Sep 15